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* GPS GUIDED TOURS
Your device's GPS works without any data/internet connection! Israel App provides numerous well-designed GPS guided tours narrated by top local guides that conveniently guide you just as a real life tour guide would.
* POPULAR JERUSALEM SITES & HIDDEN GEMS
From casual tourists to serious travelers, Israel App has everything you want. With Israel App you'll always have an answer for "Hey, what's that?" and "What's there to see/do around here?"
* INTRODUCING ISRAPEDIA™
Israel App hired top scholars to produce a comprehensive Israpedia™ that provides rich context and historical background at every site. Israpedia is replete with hyperlinked text and historic photographs for people who want to really understand Israel's history & culture.
* STUNNING IMAGES & CRISP AUDIO
Israel App's photographers produced 1000s of stunning images that are optimized for Retina screens, bringing an enhanced visual experience onto your mobile device! The app also includes hundreds of historical photographs enablish you to appreciate what once was. In addition to the pictures' 1000 words, every site is crisply narrated by the best available local guides so you can enjoy every word.
* EASY-TO-USE SEARCH & NAVIGATION
With easy-to-use search and navigation functions, Israel App can help you find exactly what you are looking for and show you how to easily get there.
* LOCAL INSIDER & TRAVEL CONCIERGE
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Even if you already have a guidebook or human tour guide, we guarantee that the Israel App will be an invaluable addition to your travel experience.
Israeli start-up Waze, which provides a real-time navigation and traffic report app for smartphones, is reportedly set to turn down a $1 billion dollar acquisition bid by Facebook in order to keep its team in Israel.
With the improved GPS capabilities of newer smartphones like the iPhone and various Android handsets, Waze has seen a huge increase in usage in recent years, and today has an estimated user base of 48 million worldwide.
Waze competes directly with the "Maps" applications provided by Google and Apple, at least when it comes to traffic and road navigation. Most users say that in these situations, Waze manages to far outdo both of the technology giants.
That's what makes Waze a natural acquisition for Facebook, which competes with both Google and Apple on many fronts, but has yet to jump into the GPS-based navigation game.
But, according to American technology website "AllThingsD," talks between the two companies are breaking down. Despite a massive potential payday for the Israeli start-up, the Waze team has reportedly made keeping the bulk of their operations in Israel a red line, while Facebook is presumably insisting that Waze move to its headquarters in California.
Accurate or not, this news is being met with a fair amount of national pride in Israel, where innovative start-ups spring up all the time, but almost always accept a foreign buy-out when it is offered.